RMS Britannic 1938!

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Scratchbuild model by myself out of cereal box cardboard under construction. I'm building it to the same dimensions as Olympic which I built earlier (still incomplete itself but almost done). 1938 you say? Yep 1938 and not the MV Britannic, but S.S Britannic which survived the mine in the Aegean and the war. Cunard merger never happened with Cunard being nationalised and downsized instead leaving White Star the dominant transatlantic liner service
 
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HSRP131346-Olympic

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Lovely idea I always imagined the britannic cruising at 21 knots past other ships like the SS queen Elizabeth and queen mary and robbing their blue riband award such a shame she sank my favourite ship ever
 

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Lovely idea I always imagined the britannic cruising at 21 knots past other ships like the SS queen Elizabeth and queen mary and robbing their blue riband award such a shame she sank my favourite ship ever
21 knots ? QM and QE could very easily beat that. Also, the QE didn't actually enter civilian passenger service until after WW2, having been a troopship since 1940.

White Star gave up chasing the Blue Riband by the mid-late 1890s. Their customer focus instead turning to comfort and service rather than speed.
 
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Wow, love the level of detail keep up the fantastic work.
 
HSRP131346-Olympic

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I’m the original poster and builder of this model, I lost access to my account so I’ve had to create a new one. It’s been a few years but work has recommenced and the project has changed from Britannic of 1938 to Olympic of 1934. She is in fact waterproof with paint and lacquer and has a double bottom, inner skin and bulkheads as you can see in case of a leak. She will end up in an aquarium display apon completion. She’s trimmed with lead weights and sits level, the white line you can see is the draught.
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